Online Phonics Games (Phase 2)

Online Phonics Games (Phase 2)

Introducing the First Letters

Flash Cards

This game is designed for a child to play with a teacher or family member. The child and adult sit together and start the game. You will see a pirate ship lowering a sail that shows a grapheme.

The child says the sound that the grapheme represents. If the child is correct, the adult clicks on the tick. If the child is wrong, the adult clicks on the 'x'.

Note: In Phase 5 (set 15 only), an underscore stands for consonant. For example a_e means a + consonant + e. Adding ‘e’ to ‘bit’, making it ‘bite’, changes the sound of the ‘i’. This is the vowel lengthening rule. The correct readings are: a_e sounds like ‘ay’; e_e sounds like ‘ee’; i_e sounds like ‘eye’, o_e sounds like ‘oh’; u_e sounds like ‘you.’

Match Cards

You will see a word card at the top of the screen and three picture cards underneath. The child sounds out the word on the top card, then looks at the bottom three cards and says what he or she sees on each card.

They can check if they are right by clicking on each picture card and listening to the word. They should then move the correct picture onto the word that it matches.

Odd Sound Out

You will see a number of picture cards arranged around a single blank card. Children should look at each picture card and say what they see in each picture. They can check if they are right by clicking on the pictures and listening to the word.

The child should focus on the first ‘sound’ they make when they say each word. Which of those four sounds is different to the others? That is the odd card out. Children then move that card to the middle.

Tricky Trucks

This game is for a child to play with a teacher or family member. The child and adult sit together. When the game starts you will see a big lorry (truck) with a word on its side. The child sounds out the word. If the child is correct the adult clicks the tick. If the child is wrong, the adult clicks the ‘x’.

Word Pairs

When you start the game you see a set of cards face down. The object of the game is for the child to match pairs of cards by clicking on two cards to see what is on the other side. Some are picture cards, and some are word cards. Match a picture to the correct word and that pair will disappear. The game ends when the child successfully matches all the card pairs.